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I was just worried about the "maxing" out part, especially with modern games approaching 1Gb of usage on just High settings, before applying AA.

Then again, I've never ran Eyefinity on a 1Gb card before, is there anybody here who has, and can give solid proof? I just don't want you to be disappointed
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Most people on here want get 100fps, so most are going to tell you no.


But if your like me happy with. Steady 50-60fps with a occasional dip into the 30s I think you woul be fine.

Besides like someone els said yo can always upgrade later
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my two 5850's handled eyefinity pretty well when i first got it. the extra gb of vram on my current card does handle some stuff a lot better, some games they're pretty close on.
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High on BF3 looked absolutely astonishing to me, so I wouldn't care about that. I'd leave AA disabled in all games if I had to. Honestly with three monitors the last thing I could care about is AA, I'd be able to deal with some jaggies here & there.

I'd just want to be able to set some of the basic settings (everything aside from AA, AF, and all the extra eye candy stuff like that) to High/Ultra and maintain anywhere from 50-60 FPS. I also have no problem dipping, as long as it's no lower than 30.

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my two 5850's handled eyefinity pretty well when i first got it. the extra gb of vram on my current card does handle some stuff a lot better, some games they're pretty close on.
Thanks man, I really appreciate your response! I have a few questions that I hope you specifically wouldn't mind answering.

1. What games did you run and what settings?

2. What FPS were you getting with said settings on those games?
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running mildly overclocked reference 5850s in trifire for my 3 monitor eyefinity. had the crossfire for a year then jumped to 3 monitors. sorta happy i guess - having trouble with games that need over 1gb of video memory :/ waiting for 7000 series or good deal on something at the moment. i would really suggest what some people have already mentioned and that's more video memory.
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running mildly overclocked reference 5850s in trifire for my 3 monitor eyefinity. had the crossfire for a year then jumped to 3 monitors. sorta happy i guess - having trouble with games that need over 1gb of video memory :/ waiting for 7000 series or good deal on something at the moment. i would really suggest what some people have already mentioned and that's more video memory.
I'd have to sell my two 5850s and then buy another card which is a hassle. I'd honestly rather just Eyefinity with what I have now then upgrade down the road.

Just waiting to see if anyone that's running two 5850s / eyefinity to throw some answers.
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I know I already stated my opinion, and I clearly don't run Eyefinity with a 5XXX Series card

How much can you get those three monitors for? Good thing about what you have now, is when you do upgrade, you will be powering a setup that won't be as stressful as most members here are running (3x 1080p). Thinking about it, and after eating some ice cream to calm the nerves, there's no real reason to not upgrade if you really want to. If you can't run a game in Eyefinity? No sweat, just use the center monitor. Want to multitask? You have tons of real estate.
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If you can't run a game in Eyefinity? No sweat, just use the center monitor. Want to multitask? You have tons of real estate.
Now that you put it like that, it's almost stupid not to go ahead and get the monitors anyways.

And personally, I feel like what I could get these monitors for is a steal. I can get both of those monitors I linked in the OP for around $270 including shipping. That's pretty damn cheap for two 1050p monitors. Not like it's a small resolution, either. 16:9 is still hangin' in there.
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Just another way to look at it. I always look at the negative side of things Like, I could get two more VH226H's for around the same price after MIR, and if I couldn't run on all three, I'm more than happy with single monitor performance.

Hmm...
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2GB vram is pretty much a requirement.....
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